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Business Agility Part 5: New Customers —

Business Agility Part 5: New Customers —

As we continue our series on Business Issues, this week we focus on how to attract new customers and how to retain them. Also, how to improve security, and workplace transformations. Last week, we discussed the need for speed.
#6 Business Issue: Attract New Customers
First of all, what sets you apart? What is your unique selling proposition (USP)?  Know your ideal customer in order to communicate why you are different.

Business Agility Part 4: A Need for Speed to Market—

Business Agility Part 4:  A Need for Speed to Market—

Recognizing the need for speed to market is the next issue in our 10 part series on keeping your business agile. In part 3, we discussed managing uncertainty but this week we are looking at another business issue:
#7 Business Issue: Improving speed to market
While lead times, and customers who change their minds make it challenging to create the perfect balance between inventory and demand.

Choosing a PROACTIVE IT Support Partner

Choosing a PROACTIVE IT Support Partner

If you are a small to medium size business, you probably have a small to smaller IT support budget.   Building an IT infrastructure can be daunting so a lot of businesses choose to work with a Managed IT Services (MSP) partner. Lot’s of MSP’s say they do the same thing – IT support - but how do you choose the best partner?
Here are 3 things that a proactive IT support partner will provide:

INFORMATION

A good IT support partner will always provide benchmark standards.

Make Your Business Agile Part 3: Managing Uncertainty

Make Your Business Agile Part 3: Managing Uncertainty

Managing Uncertainty is the third of a 10 part series reviewing the Top 10 IT concerns in 2018. In the last article we addressed the 9thth largest IT issue and the challenges. We continue to look for ways to make your business agile.
#8 Business Issue: Managing Uncertainty
Abrupt shifts in politics, consumer behavior, regulatory changes, technology advances all conspire to upset even the most carefully planned business strategies.

Make Your Business Agile Part 2 : Managing Inventory

Make Your Business Agile Part 2 : Managing Inventory

Managing Inventory is the second of a 10 part series reviewing the Top 10 IT concerns in 2018. In the last article we addressed the 10th largest IT issue and the challenges. We continue to look for ways to make your business agile.
#9 Business Issue: Managing Inventory Effectively
First of all, a well-functioning inventory management system, is crucial for successful business.

Is your Business “Agile”? Part One

Is your Business “Agile”? Part One

To help make your business agile, over the next few weeks, we are going to look at the top 10 challenges for small to medium size businesses (SMB’s) around IT priorities and challenges. This is the first in the series on making your business agile.

Starting at #10:
#10 Business Issue: Creating Innovative Products
First, the key to any successful business is the ability to come up with new ideas.

GMAIL Scam!

GMAIL Scam!

This week’s attack is a Gmail scam.
The victim receives a text asking whether they’ve requested a password reset for their Gmail account. And, if not, to reply with the word ‘STOP’.
It is easy to see how employees could respond without thinking.

Tech Addiction—The Truth About Tech

Tech Addiction—The Truth About Tech

The topic of tech addiction is gaining momentum. In February, a gathering of Silicon Valley alumni, whistleblowers and Washington lobbyists in the US capital, heard warnings of potential links between tech addiction and sleep disruption, poor academic performance, anxiety, depression, obesity, social isolation and suicide.

March Madness Hacker Scam

March Madness Hacker Scam

The latest hacker scam is March Madness!  It seems that hackers like to capitalize on current popular events. Recently, it was the Winter Olympics, Valentine’s Day – well, now it’s March Madness!
So, hackers are now spoofing popular March Madness websites, and that includes bracket sites and live game streaming.

Firewall: Don’t Leave the Windows Open

Firewall: Don’t Leave the Windows Open

A computer without a firewall is like leaving the doors open, the windows down and the keys in the ignition of your car. You might as well leave a sign that says “steal me!”
Protecting your computer systems from malicious users intent on disrupting your operations or -- even worse -- stealing your private data or intellectual property must be an IT priority.